Ever wonder if your boss is insane?
As a self-employed freelance health and science writer this question pops into my mind almost every morning when I look at myself in the mirror while brushing my teeth.
[That’s before I leave the house and walk around the neighborhood so I can get to work … in my basement.]
It turns out, though, that I’m in good company. According to a new infographic (see below), almost one third of workers think their bosses are in need of therapy … yes, they should see a psychologist.
Your Boss Could Be a Psychopath
Not at all, bosses are four times more likely to be psychopathic than the average person. Keep that in mind the next time you have a one-on-one meeting in your boss’ office … behind closed doors.
What are the traits of a psychopath? They include:
- antisocial and impulsive behavior
- disregard for societal standards
- no indications of fear or guilt.
Bad Bosses Damage Your Health
While some psychopaths go on to become serial killers, others just torment their employees. This suffering goes beyond workplace distress. People with bad bosses develop health problems such as:
- losing their hair
- gaining weight
- developing heart disease.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet, exercise every day, don’t smoke, limit your intake of alcohol.
- Relax. Try yoga, massage, Tai Chi, or a few minutes of meditation each day.
- Earn a promotion: By working your way up the corporate ladder, you will be healthier. Bosses are less stressed than underlings … partly because they have more control over their work.
Your Boss Is Insane — Infographic by LearnStuff
Infographic: Your Boss Is Insane by LearnStuff
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